Located in Hong Kong, China, The American Club is a premier Club dedicated to providing its members and their families with a place for social, recreational, and business activities in a distinctive American atmosphere. While the Club is committed to preserving its American character in the products, services and facilities it provides, it also recognizes that as an international club, it houses a diverse group of people in both its Town Club and Country Club locations. So, the Club engaged Chambers to reimagine a number of spaces within its facilities in hopes of blending aesthetics that speak to a variety of cultures and promote comradeship among all members.
Chambers developed an overall master plan for the club that included design solutions for four facilities at the Country Club. Conceptual plans for the outdoor terrace overlooking Tai Tam Bay—complete with a bar and infinity-edge plunge pool—was the first phase of the overall Master Plan to be implemented.
The adult-only outdoor bar encourages casual dining and relaxation while still maintaining the Club’s upscale atmosphere. The addition of this recreational retreat provides adult members the opportunity to gather around a fire pit, toast with friends at the bar, unwind in the plunge pool, or grab a quick bite to eat—which is exactly what members were looking for.
In addition, the plans re-purposed an existing squash court (which was previously underutilized) to create a dynamic Golf Simulator and Lounge experience. This space now features a social area with self serve tap system for wine and beer, as well as a millwork element that can be nested on the wall or brought out and utilized as a manned bar for events in that space. The summer opening was a huge success and allowed members to enjoy these initial elements of the master plan—all while getting them excited for future improvements to come.
In true celebratory fashion, the new terrace opened just in time for America’s Independence Day on July 4th. Since its successful grand opening, the terrace has seen immense utilization and is often noted as a rewarding escape—serving as both a peaceful retreat and vibrant getaway for members. And members love the opportunity to socialize and simply have fun in the golf simulator lounge—whether a small group outing or a planned event.